Domaine du Roc des Boutires

Bourgogne, France

Pouilly-Fuissé La Grange Murger — 2022

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY: Domaine du Roc des Boutires has 11 acres (4.2 hectares) on an east-west oriented strip at the same latitude of the village of Pouilly on Jurassic limestone interlaced with clay and shale, the same substratum as the Premier and Grands Crus of the Côte d’Or. The vines of Chardonnay, mostly planted in the beginning of the ‘70s, are flowering here with the greatest respect for the natural environment. All wines come from the estate vineyard exclusively.

      WINE: These old Chardonnay vines are planted in the southern end of Bourgogne, and is one of the furthest West climats in Soultré Pouilly. La Grange Murger comes from a very small plot with east facing slopes

  • Vineyard Profile

    • The vines are planted planted at an altitude of between 250 and 500 metres, higher up than the other Burgundy AOCs. This ensures freshness of the wines.

    • Vineyards: La Grange Murger
    • Appellation: Pouilly Fuissé, AOC
    • Location: Bourgogne
    • Viticulture: Sustainable
    • Size: 0.52 ha
    • Vine Age: 30-year old vines East
    • Soil: Clay and limestone
    • Density: 10,000 vines/ha
  • Vintage Report

    • Despite the intense sun and heat, the yields were plentiful and the quality quite balanced. Indeed, our vines were vigorous and in healthy condition, producing many leaves to protect the grapes. The wines are full, powerful, without heaviness and with balanced acidity. They will settle
      down quickly, with a “gourmand” profile. Harvest began early on August 24th and continued through the 27th and again from September 2-3, to ensure consistency. The grapes were harvested manually in 30L bins by 60 pickers, with yields at 54 hL/ha. The well-established and well-managed vines suffered little from water stress and produced a good yield.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes are pressed as soon as the harvest arrives; the press is filled by gravity, Whole bunch pressing. Settling at low temperature (8°C). Slow fermentation at low temperature for about 1 month. Malolactic over 6 months.

    • Aging: 15 months, 50% in oak barrels
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 3.6 g/L
    • p H: 3.20
  • Tasting Notes

    • Very elegant and linear, the wine presents expressive aromas of citrus fruits, herbs, and white flowers, such as jasmine, underlined, saline notes appear on the finish.



  • Pouilly-Fuissé La Grange Murger — 2022 – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    "Saturated with peach, apple, citrus, floral and baking spice aromas and flavors, this complex, charming and mouthfilling white is open and lacy in texture, with precision balance. Ends with a mineral accent on the long, detailed aftertaste."